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Unidentified frog

Description:

Smallish green frog about 6cm long. Light green with pale spots. Bluish colour showing under the forelegs and groin areas. Iris grey and toes with broad pads.

Habitat:

High altitude central PNG near Mount Hagen.

Notes:

Seen at night calling away. I have struggled to ID this. If anyone else has any ideas I would love to hear about it.

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12 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you for your comment Liana. Sorry for the late acknowledgment.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

Great shot Rob! Beautiful frog. Good luck with the identification! Thank you for sharing :)

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Thanks GCDruenn. Good suggestion. I have seen many Whites over the years and they are quite a bulky looking tree frog with skin folds etc. I think this guy is to delicate to be honest but thank you for the suggestion.

Druenn
Druenn 4 years ago

Sim.] White's tree frog
H.: Litoria sp.

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Rach.

remkinloch
remkinloch 4 years ago

Another great spotting!! Congratulations on SOTD. Good luck with getting an ID on it!

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Leuba and Kostas for your kind comment.

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you so much Daniele for the SOTD. No I didn't record it unfortunately. I think it's a Genus Litoria but otherwise I am guessing.

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Congratulations Robert!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Congratulations !

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations Robert, this frog is our Spotting of the Day! We hope this will bring in help for ID, and highlight PNG as a biodiversity hotspot.

"From biodiversity hotspot Papua New Guinea, this frog awaiting identification is our Spotting of the Day! Papua New Guinea's forests are increasingly threatened by logging, mining, wildlife trade and agricultural plantations. The rugged highland regions of Papua New Guinea are still home to a large number of frog species, with new species routinely discovered. Can you help identify this frog?''

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DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Did you by any chance record the call Robert?

triggsturner
Spotted by
triggsturner

Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Spotted on Jun 30, 2016
Submitted on Jun 5, 2017

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